My neighbor just junked 3 Merkurs. All automatics ;-(
On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 12:13 PM, <WeslakeMonza1330@aol.com> wrote:
> First you tell anyone who wants the long input shaft Merkur box to get
> stuffed and to keep their short input shaft box. You do this because the
> box has closer ratios than the regular box but you can swap the long input
> shaft for a short one to have the closer ratios but the right length
> You buy at least the bellhousing.
> You get a prop modified for the Ford box
> You convert to a Ford clutch on a 1275 cover - 7.5" recommended though some
> use a 7.25".
> You fabricate your own brackets and stuff including the one to replaced the
> chunk you cut out of the crossmember.
> A bunch of other stuff.
> It's an easy conversion as there is a kit to do it otherwise it's not easy.
> The Ford box has a vast amount of tuning parts available for it including
> closer ratios than the Merkur box, a quickshift etc.
> It's the best option for a performance gearbox by a long mile.
> Weslake-Monza 1330
> In a message dated 26/11/2008 18:08:07 GMT Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> I seem to recall that the Merkur 5 speed is also relatively easy to
> adapt to the 1275 Spridget. Can someone please tell me what all is
> involved, and whether this is a good option?
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